2014 TIPS and xxFIP Leaderboard
Apr03

2014 TIPS and xxFIP Leaderboard

CLICK HERE FOR THE LEADERBOARDS Throughout the season, I will be updating these leaderboards for the TIPS and xxFIP leaders. You can use these for fun to see how your favourite players are doing, or for fantasy purposes as well! Even though these two stats stabilize very quickly, still be weary of the sample size. A good sample will start at around 250 pitches.   There are currently three tabs within the sheet: All – Date:...

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The Case for Kratz
Mar20

The Case for Kratz

When the Jays shipped Brad Lincoln back off to the NL to the Pirates for Erik Kratz and Rob Rasmussen, it was viewed just as a depth move, but it could be much more. Erik Kratz is an elite defensive catcher and may turn that trade into a highway robbery. Kratz is a 6’4″, 33 year old journeyman who went through the Jays system as a prospect. He’s been given just 417 PA at the MLB level by the Phillies and has a career...

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The Value of Draft Picks
Mar12

The Value of Draft Picks

With the recent reluctance of teams to offer lucrative contracts to players tied to draft pick compensation, much has been made about the value of the draft picks that are received and given up. Many articles have been through the process of putting value on draft picks and here’s my take. I went through the first six rounds of every MLB draft from 1993-2005. These years were chosen to a) try and stay within the same scouting...

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Jays Reportedly Might Possibly Add Santana on One Year Deal. Maybe.
Mar08

Jays Reportedly Might Possibly Add Santana on One Year Deal. Maybe.

  EDIT: Shi Davidi has recently said the deal is not yet complete. Santana has given other teams¬†until 5:00 pm EST to best the Jays’ offer. EDIT #2: The 5 pm deadline turned out to be bull. Morosi is saying that Santana is prepared to wait “days” before signing. All eyes are on you, Ervin. The Toronto Blue Jays and Ervin Santana have reportedly agreed on a one year, $14M deal as reported first by¬†Dionisio...

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2014 CC (Chris Carruthers) Player Projections
Feb27

2014 CC (Chris Carruthers) Player Projections

Previously, I made my pitcher projections available to the public that used only pitch level data. Now it’s time for the next step. Some projections that can hopefully rival those of the current publicly available systems. I have projected both hitters and pitchers this time around. Pitchers: – Uses a combination of actual results and pitch level and batted ball peripherals – Attempts to (kind of) project IP –...

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